Wealth and writs

Once Adam had been restored to a position of eminence in the Church, he set about building up his wealth and those of his followers in Rome. In this confused time with two popes to choose from, many of the benefices that he would try to get his hand son were contended. This led to a morass of legal disputes which, at least help us track Adam's activities in his later years.
Having established a court near his titular church of St Cecilia (pictured left), several English (and German)  churchmen attached themselves to him and Adam lobbied hard to get livings for them form Pope Boniface. Not least, if they had funds of their own, they could set themselves up at Adam's court without costing him a fortune!